Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades (MDRX, FOLD, EAT, XTEX, DRI, DFS, GG, HLF, MU, NKE, PAYX, RIMM, WHR)

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These are some of the top analyst upgrades, downgrades and initiations seen in Wall St. research calls this Friday.

Allscripts Healthcare Solutions Inc. (NASDAQ: MDRX) cut to Hold at Argus.

Amicus Therapeutics (NASDAQ: FOLD) cut to Underperform at Wedbush.

Brinker International Inc. (NYSE: EAT) raised to Buy at Stern Agee.

Crosstex Energy L.P. (NASDAQ: XTEX) started as Outperform at Credit Suisse.

Darden Restaurants Inc. (NYSE: DRI) named Bear of the Day at Zacks.

Discover Financial Services (NYSE: DFS) cut to Market Perform at FBR Capital Markets and reiterated Buy at BofA/ML.

Goldcorp Inc. (NYSE: GG) cut to Neutral at Credit Suisse.

Herbalife Ltd. (NYSE: HLF) cut to Hold at Argus.

Micron Technology Inc. (NASDAQ: MU) reiterated Buy with $10 target at BofA/ML.

Nike Inc. (NYSE: NKE) cut to Neutral at Janney.

Paychex Inc. (NASDAQ: PAYX) cut to Neutral at Baird.

Research In Motion Ltd. (NASDAQ: RIMM) was downgraded this morning after earnings by several firms: CLSA, National Bank and Paradigm Research. RIM maintained at Underperform at BofA/ML.

Whirlpool Inc. (NYSE: WHR) named Bull of the Day at Zacks.

24/7 Wall St. downgrades the Mayan Calendar to Strong Sell from Sell.

Here are some other outside (and internal) outlook pieces for the end of 2012 and 2013:

JON C. OGG

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